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Striking it rich

Dane and Kristin Paulson watch as their 21-month-old daughter Savanna lays her hands on the mother of all eggs - the Golden Egg - at the Cheney Kiwanis Easter egg hunt last Saturday at Salnave Park....

Happy dash

Kids, with their parents in tow, charge onto Medical Lake's Waterfront fields to find as many eggs and candy as they can at last Saturday's Kiwanis Easter egg...

Lawsuit filed over STEP

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior on April 12 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. According to court...

AH council OKs agreement with District 10

The Airway Heights City Council went through a plethora of items at its April 17 meeting. Council approved an amendment to the intergovernmental agreement with the city and Spokane County Fire District 10 for deputy fire chief services. Councilman...

Cheney seeks parks grant funds

Parks and Recreation took center stage during the resolution portion of the April 11 Cheney City Council meeting. The department, which typically doesn’t present at council meetings, has received one grant and is in the process of applying for...

STEP off-site traffic improvement projects underway

Airway Heights residents and visitors to the area may notice a couple of traffic improvements on U.S. Highway 2 around the same time of the Spokane Tribe Economic Project’s opening. During the Airway Heights City Council’s April 10 study...

McCollum begins law enforcement career with Airway Heights

Officer Joseph McCollum had about 10 minutes to talk before he was out the door on another call. McCollum is one of two new officers recently hired at the Airway Heights Police Department and is...

Cheney commissioner questions panels role on land use

Cheney Planning Commissioner Rick Mount is no stranger to the accountability of public office, having served on the Cheney School Board for 18 years. After a recent vote on a controversial issue, he found himself back on the hot seat. In comments...

Lecture, field trip highlight local details of megaflood

The Cheney/Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute has scheduled a pair of events for April 28 and April 29. On April 28, Eastern Washington University geology professor Dr. Linda McCollum will give the lecture: “Megaflood Pathway Down...

CSD's Catheleen Schlotter receives national award

Cheney School District's Catheleen Schlotter said some of her colleagues have teased her that she should put her recent award on a lanyard and wear it around so all can see it. That would need to be ...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY April 10 Molli L. Hutton, 31, was arrested for third-degree theft/shoplifting on the zero hundred block of Cheney-Spokane Road. Police responded to the scene of a car accident involving a non-licensed driver. A 17-year-old male was arrested...

Prize basket

Ezra Evans, wearing his Pikachu hat, shows off his prize basket filled with toys and candy. Evans was one of many youngsters who claimed a prize basket at the Airway Heights Easter Egg hunt, April...

Fairchild and private groundwater wells undergo testing

Several groundwater wells on Fairchild Air Force Base are undergoing testing for chemicals. In an April 3 news release, Fairchild Public Affairs announced that in February, engineers contracted by the U.S. Air Force, found five non-drinking...

Win over West Valley keeps Cheney girls perfect

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Solid outings at Pasco, Van Kuren for ML

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Medical Lake's head track coach Gene Blankenship got what he expected and wanted from his team last week. Splitting squads to compete on a couple of big stages, the...

Blackhawks competitive in dual, invitational meets

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Cheney baseball finishes 0-2 for week

The Cheney High baseball team went 0-2 last week with losses against Great Northern League rival Pullman, 8-0 (April 11) and Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene 11-1 (April 13), bringing their current losing streak to four games. “The bottom line is...

New scoring star emerges for Medical Lake soccer

As Nick Rosenbeck’s soccer career at Medical Lake winds down, another appears to be heating up. That’s the hope at least of Cardinals’ head coach Zane Higgins who saw the emergence of sophomore Carter Pivonca in last week’s Northeast A...

Johnson heads east

Cheney High senior Drake Johnson signs his national letter of intent to compete in cross country at Carroll College in Helena, Mont. at a signing ceremony...

Medical Lake girls tennis ends skid

When is two a mighty large number? If it is the first tennis team wins for the Medical Lake girls since 2015. Behind the singles victory of Heather Barr, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, plus easy doubles wins from the sister act of Sydney and Lyndsey Cazier (6-2,...

Medical Lake softball continues to hit well in streak

Medical Lake softball came away with a pair of wins in the games that really counted last week. The Cardinals collected a pair of Northeast A League wins, 10-4 over Freeman on April 11 and 16-1 over...

Cheney tennis takes fourth in Post Falls tournament

The Cheney High boys' tennis team had a rocky start to the Great Northern League portion of their regular season with a 6-1 loss against co-defending champion Pullman, April 11. "We knew they were...

Card boys win twice

The Medical Lake boys’ tennis team swept a pair of matches and are in position to defend their 2016 Northeast A League title. The Cardinals earned a 5-0 win at Newport April 11 and edged Lakeside 3-2 on April 13 also on the road, improving to 3-0...

Tax Day – more for nuclear weapons, less for people

“Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget and I’ll tell you what you value,” former vice president Joe Biden, quoting his father, knew that a budget reflected the values and priorities of our nation. Each April our country funds...

Child abuse prevention merits year-round talk

Among other things, April is recognized as “National Child Abuse Prevention Month” across the United States. The annual observance, which began in 1983, focuses on preventing child abuse and neglect in all of its forms and ensuring kids grow up...

I never needed Earth Day to respect nature

Earth Day, birthday. Kinda’ rhymes doesn’t it? Come to find out I was born on Earth Day, or since I first appeared in the world April 22, 1953 and Earth Day was hatched in 1970, it must be the other way around. I’ll blame my confusion over...

Eastern prepares for 20th annual symposium

Eastern Washington University is holding its 20th annual Research and Creative Works Symposium Week, May 15-17. The three day event is an opportunity for staff, students and community members to view various research projects from undergraduate and...

MLMS PACE winners

Medical Lake Middle School honored six students for the Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) award for March. March's trait is diligence. Students received certificates and T-shirts and were ...

Education briefs

Cheney and Medical Lake scholars honored Students from Cheney and Medical Lake high schools were among the many graduating seniors honored at the 25th annual Spokane Scholars Banquet, April 17, at the Spokane Convention Center. Students are listed...

Yoga classes are being offered around Cheney

Cindy Bourgoin, personal trainer since 1998 and a citizen of Cheney since 1979, is now leaving a permanent footprint in the community. She started teaching yoga for the community in the fall of 2016. She has two sessions open to residents, one...

Churches

Congregational Church (formerly United Church of Christ at 423 Sixth St.) This Sunday, a group of people will present “A Gravestone Made of Wheat” by Bill Weaver. This is an interesting story from America’s not-too-distant past, teaching...

West Plains Briefs

Cheney blood drive April 28 The Inland Northwest Blood Center, together with Cheney community volunteers led by coordinator Duane Isaac, will hold a blood drive on Friday, April 28, from 1:30 – 4:45 p.m. at the Marketplace Bakery & Eatery on...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago April 19, 2007 Senior Hall at Eastern Washington University hosted reopening ceremonies. The foyer had been remodeled with the original C Street brick wall as part of the interior. Jenna Clabaugh of Medical Lake was a finalist for...

Alvina Ditton viewing

A viewing for Alvina Ditton, whose memorial service is being held Friday, April 14, will take place Thursday, April 13 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe St. in...

Lady Blackhawks rally for pair of softball wins

The Cheney High softball team found itself in a somewhat unusual position last week -needing to rally to keep its perfect record intact. In the end, the Lady Blackhawks did that in two of three...

Cheney boys and girls take on West Valley track and field

Cheney's girls' track and field team kept their Great Northern League mark perfect at 3-0 with a 90-60 win over visiting West Valley last Wednesday. The boys' team just missed an upset last Wednesday ...

Amy Louise McGreevy

Amy Louise McGreevy was born on May 14, 1982 in Pomeroy, Wash.  She passed from this earth too early at the age of 34 on April 10, 2017 in Spokane. Amy grew up in Lynden, Wash., graduating from...

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